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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 2: 140 kg Log Press off the blocks , reps, 90sec time period x 1comp...etitor.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 2: 140 kg Log Press off the blocks , reps, 90sec time period x 1comp...etitor. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Vidas Blekaitis  from Lithuania is crowned  The Ultimate Strongman Master World Champion  which took place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

Vidas Blekaitis from Lithuania is crowned The Ultimate Strongman Master World Champion which took place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 2: 140 kg Log Press off the blocks , reps, 90sec time period x 1comp...etitor.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 2: 140 kg Log Press off the blocks , reps, 90sec time period x 1comp...etitor. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Belfast's Phil Morgan competes in Discipline 3: Axle Over hand Deadlift ,2 lanes , 90 secs,147kg,167kg, 187kg, 207kg, 127kg Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

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Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Robert Kalinowski of Poland during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Robert Kalinowski of Poland during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

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Mark Felix during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Mark Felix during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Mark Felix during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Mark Felix during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 2: 140 kg Log Press off the blocks , reps, 90sec time period x 1comp...etitor.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 2: 140 kg Log Press off the blocks , reps, 90sec time period x 1comp...etitor. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016  

Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.  Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

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Kalle Lane during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which  takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Kalle Lane during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

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Spectators pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast.
Photograph by Stephen  Hamilton

Presseye.com 27th August 2016 August 2016 - Spectators pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton

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Current UK Champion Edd Hall pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast.
Photograph by Stephen  Hamilton

Presseye.com 27th August 2016 August 2016 - Current UK Champion Edd Hall pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton

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Irelands Sean OHagan pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast.
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Presseye.com 27th August 2016 August 2016 - Irelands Sean OHagan pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton

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Phil Roberts from England pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast after snapping a bicep.
Photograph by Stephen  Hamilton

Presseye.com 27th August 2016 August 2016 - Phil Roberts from England pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast after snapping a bicep. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton

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Glenn Ross pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast.
Photograph by Stephen  Hamilton

Presseye.com 27th August 2016 August 2016 - Glenn Ross pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton

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All eight finalists pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast.
Photograph by Stephen  Hamilton

Presseye.com 27th August 2016 August 2016 - All eight finalists pictured at the Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 held at Crumlin road Gaol in Belfast. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Chad Coy during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Kalle Lane during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which  takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Kalle Lane during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016
Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship  which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday.
 Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/08/2016 Marcus Franke during The Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship which takes place at Crumlin Road Gaol on Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 26th August 2016 Ultimate Strongman Master World Championship 2016 at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. Discipline 1: 200 kg Duck Walk and 400kgTyre Flip,20m course ,90secs x 4 lanes Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Lithuanian Vidas Blekaitis was crowned the Ultimate Strongman Master world champion in Belfast yesterday.

Strongmen from around the world wowed spectators at Crumlin Road Gaol in north Belfast.

The event saw 12 of the strongest masters fighting to take the crown.

They competed in six gruelling tests of strength.

The prestigious event was won by the 44-year-old Blekaitis.

Belfast's Phil Morgan claimed victory in the stones of strength round, finishing fifth overall.

Those taking part included competitors from Grenada, Poland, USA, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Russia.

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Competitors had taken part in qualifiers all around the world to be at the event.

The tests included a 200kg duck walk, a 400kg tyre flip, and a 140kg overhead log press off the blocks.


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